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sprinkles, generally in the mountains. fog much better than yesterday. you still have some problems. is look at the visibility. haitionerstown -- hagerstown up to 6 now. we're looking really good here in the immediate metro. showers overnight came through and quickly raced away from us we. have another disturbance back in the ohio valley. going to squeeze out the showers mostly in the mountains. aim thinking they're going to stay there. one or two could make it east toward us. 41 in martinsburg to 54 fredericksburg. 5024 luray with 45 in frederick. we're look at 52 in la plata. monika, it is 6:00 a.m. beltway a mess north of town. the beltway is a mess north of town. we're talking about the outer loop heading towards bethesda and connecticut avenue. in fact, let's just go to our live picture right now on our mdot camera so i can show you what's going o. i was just on the phone with maryland state police. on the outer loop after connecticut avenue, six cars were involved in this accident on the outer loop of the
beltway causing major delays. you need to stay to the right to get by and if you're planning to head here, the equipment still on the scene. arrow board has been set up. a tight squeeze to the right. you know what that does to traffic. in fact, let's go to our next camera shot. i can show you the delays on the traffic land cam camera if we can go to that you have delays from at least georgia avenue as you head westbound on the beltway toward connecticut avenue. and that's growing quickly. jammed there on the beltway north of town. so keep that in mind for your travel plans. on the northbound side of i-95, you have delays coming up towards spring field. that's because of an earlier accident. a little further south from this in lorton that was in the hov lanes. now everyone is moving upstream so a lot of slow traffic on this interstate as well. some problems on metro's yellow line, switch problems have caused delays from huntington to mount vernon as well. so delays on metro's yellow line because of that. i'll be brack with all you need to know -- be back with all you
need to know in a few minutes. >> thank you, monika. we've been following a developing story out of adelphi, maryland all morning long. >> police have an apartment complex surrounded there. they've been dloo throughout the night -- been there throughout the night. delia goncalves is on the scene. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. i can tell threw have been some major developments, activity that's been happening in the last couple of minutes. still earn certain if this barricade situation has come to an end. we're still trying to get a hold of corporal maria mckinnie who was here to get some more clarification. a moment ago we saw an ambulance speeding off heading toward new hampshire avenue. you can see some movement with the s.w.a.t. teams, crews that are here. we'll get some more clarification as to whether or not this barricade situation has now come to an end. it started at 10:30 last night soon after prince george's county police and the u.s. marshal tried to issue and serve an arrest warrant. the suspect we're told -- let's
take a look at some video we shot a short time ago. the suspect was armed inside of the avery park apartment, hold up inside an apartment. buff the neighbors we're told are safe. everyone in the immediate area was evacuated although we don't have an exact number. the suspect alone in the apartment. there was never a hostage situation. corporal maria mckinnie, she had some advice for neighbors, many of them who are waking up this morning who are talking to us, confused about what is happening here, trying to get out of the neighborhood. she has some advice for those residents. let's listen to what she had to say. >> the recommendation that we give at this time is to just continue on about their day, just let them know that the situation is under control and we have officers on the scene who are negotiate -- who are negotiating with the suspect. >> reporter: again you can see outside the avery apartments in adelphi. you can see a police cruiser pulling away. a lot of activity.
seems like crews are shifting. we will get back you to as soon as we can with an update as to whether or not this barricade situation in adelphi has come to an end. a short time ago an ambunce sped away from the scene. we'll have a live update shortly for you from the scene here. back to you. >> delia goncalves reporting live from adelphi, maryland. in other news, almost everywhere in newtown, connecticut signs of remembrance. the villages enshrined in memorials to the 20 children and six adults killed friday when 20-year-old adam lanza shot and killed his mother first. ko im has the latest on the two victims so very young who were laid to rest on monday. >> reporter: newtown firefighters hang 26 wreaths sent from oregon in memory of the 26 victims of friday's schoolhouse massacre. >> makes us feel warm. it's amazing that people that far away care about us. >> reporter: small symbols of
solidarity when this town needs it most. the first funerals railroad held for friday's shootings. noah pozner and jack pinto were laid to rest. >> you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> reporter: this tight-knit community is beginning the painstaking task of moving forward. trucks arrived to remove supplies from sandy hook to another school in a nearby town where the children will eventually resume classes. making plans for the future even though so many questions remain unanswered. >> we're going to do everything that it takes toen sure that we un-- to ensure we uncover every bit of evidence. >> reporter: the unspeakable tragedy has sparked the debate over gun control and a culture of violence in america. >> we all got to be angry. this is not us and them, us against the nra or us against the entertainment industry. this is all of us. >> this has changed the dialogue and it should move beyond dialogue. we need action. >> reporter: a newly formed
grass roots group called newtown benefit and the misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: as the police investigation continues, the governor of connecticut has asked for a moment of silence to take place this 9:30 a.m. exactly one week after this tragedy happened. in newtown, connecticut, i'm torrey done fan reporting. >> the psychologist that heroically tried to stop the gunman has a daughter that attends georgetown university. katie sherlach is a ph.d. candidate in chemistry. her mother is mary. the law center has launched a fund raising campaign with a goal of collecting at least $5,000 for the sherlach family. at 6:06 in other news long serving hawaii senator and decorated world war ii hero
daniel inouye has died. he was 88 years old. he died monday after being hospitalized for respiratory complications. the democrat was elected in 1962 and has been a senator for all but three of hawaii's 53 years as a state. his office says his last word was aloha. at 6:07, time for another your money report. >> we might be getting closer to a deal on the fiscal cliff. president obama and speaker of the house john boehner met at the white house yesterday to discuss the issue and the president presented a new plan which closely mirrors speaker boehner's latest proposal. the president reportedly lowered the amount of new taxes he's seeking and increased the amount of cuts to benefit programs like medicare. gas prices are falling just as millions of americans get set to hit the road for holiday travel. according to aaa, prices at the pump dropped 4 cents over the weekend with an average of $3.25 a gallon, the lowest
level in nearly a year. coming up, we'll be joined by the authors of this remarkable book this morning. it tells the extraordinary story of the industrial bank. we'll be back.
howard here with your weather first. fog not a problem today. the wind will be the bigger issue. a mild day with highs in the mid- to upper 50s. but the winds at times will gust over 20 miles an hour. back in just a few minutes with the next rain system headed our way and the weekend outlook. on the westbound side of 495, here's what you have to deal with, taking a look at our mdot camera where there's been up to six vehicles involved in the accident. it's been there for a whie. crews are still on the scene -- a while. crews are still on the scene. i'll have more details on this coming up in my next report at 6:18. >> thank you, monika. it's 6:116789 here's some of the stories -- 6:11. here's some of the stories making news now. tim scott has been picked to replace jim demint in the senate. scott would be the first african-american senator in the state's history of south
carolina. doctors do expect former president george h. w. bush to be available to celebrate the holidays at home now. he's been in the hospital. 88-year-old former president is being treated for a bronchitis- related cough right now. some sad news this morning. the world's oldest woman has died. just weeks after officially getting the title. she passed away monday at an iowa retirement center at 115 years old. she was born april 4, 1897 and came to des moines from italy in 1920. telling the story of a remarkable institution, the images of america book series is telling the story of industrial bank, the first black owned bank to open in d.c. in 1934. one of the authors of the book doyle mitchell, jr. is joining me this morning to talk about the book and his family business that's still going strong after 79 years. doyle, thank you very much for getting up early and being here with us. the slogan ever the bank is getting -- of the bank is getting it done since 19 3w4.
this causes -- 1934. this was not an easy time. this was right after the biggest bank collapse during the great depression. but your grandfather jesse mitchell, he was determined. give a blacks a bank they could trust. >> there were others involved, too. there were eight african- american business men that worked along with him. it was really a community effort because the community, there was 300 or 400 shareholders that came together and bought shares, pulled together their five and their ten and $15 and helped open the bank. >> what's amazing is in telling this story and the images of america talks about the various neighborhoods in this community that the bank started out with the one branch, six employees, about $159,000 and $192,000 in assets. now five locations. so many more employees. >> eight. >> eight locations and hundreds of millions of dollars in assets. >> we're about $360 million in
total assets. we have about 130 employees. >> how did you survive this latest economic downturn? >> i think we learned a lot of lessons along the way. i learned a lot of lessons about lending money from my father and my sister and i, we continued on those practices. so we probably went into the recession about as well as you could. >> the thing about it is you staying solvent was also very important for a lot of black owned businesses in the washington, d.c. area, getting the loan, the credit, the support to keep their doors open, too. >> community banks all over the country means so much for their communities. we make up 40% of small business loans. you know the impact on the economy. so it's very important that banks like ours stay in business and thrive. >> doyle, are you paying attention to the fiscal cliff? is it going to have an impact
if they don't do something on smaller banks, on the community in general? >> it's going to have an impact on all of us certainly. something has to be done about the national debt and we're all going to have to kind of tighten up and pay a little bit. >> we say this is a family- owned business. you co-wrote the book with your sister patricia who is an executive in the bank as well. was there any doubt that you would go into banking, the business your grandfather and father started and continued? >> kind of. my mother was a music teacher and i love music, but i also like architecture. so i went to rutgers, i was undecided as to a major. i wasn't quite sure till i took a few business classes. >> what about the next generation? >> we'll see. i want my children to do what they want to do in life but it would be nice. they're going to have to be owners. at least they will have some involvement in the bank. >> it's a wonderful book, easy
to read. what's really neat about it is the photographs that tell the story from the beginning. >> has some great pictures in it. we went through 2,000 pictures to get the ones that are in there. there are about 230 pictures in there. several of them i hadn't even seen. >>it's a wonderful testament to the resilience of your family and keeping things going and it's the images of american industrial bank series. it's the family that stayed together and kept washington together. >> it's a story about people, how people came together to help start the bank and people that we've helped along the way. and our employees. the same story today. we have some great people over there. >> doyle mitchell, jr., thank you very much. continued success in the new year. >> thank you, too. winter, three days away thereabouts. >> friday morning. the solstice. >> the cold will be ushered in with it. >> almost on schedule. it will get sharply colder
saturday, sunday, monday. things are changing. we're near 50 now. we'll be in the upper 50s this afternoon. breezy today. that will be the biggest weather story, not the fog. the bus stop forecast, don't have the breeze yet. we have a little fog in a couple of spots. most areas doing fine. partly sunny. low 40s to low 50s with sunrise at 7:22. fog i'm talking about is in western maryland and cumberland. also out to our south and west toward culpeper. in southeastern pennsylvania, extreme northeastern maryland, visibilities there are in some places a quarter mile or less. today sunshine mixing with clouds, especially this morning. more sun this afternoon. we'll be in the mid- to upper 50s for highs but becoming quite breezy. winds at times will gust 20, 25 miles an hour from the west and northwest. this disturbance is coming across the region mainly in west virginia now. most of what you see here will likely get wrong out in the mountains -- wrung out in the mountains but we'll get a few clouds, maybe a sprinkle or two east of the state line in the
shenandoah valley in a little while. a slim chance one of those gets toward the metro. 38 for sterling and centreville. haymarket vur a 44. -- haymarket you have a 44. a little milder still southeastern, southern prince george's county. we've got low 50s, 53 in upper marlboro and here in washington on our michael & son weather camera, good visibility and just a couple of clouds out there now reporting partly cloudy skies at reagan national. 49, down to 47 with a dew point and south wind at 7 miles an hour. if your joints get sensitive and achy due to the pressure changes there have been big ones coming. the storm came, dropped the barometer. the barometer is rising quickly. maybe you're feeling it in your bones. here's the disturbance i was just showing you coming through the ohio valley producing the showers in the mountains. a few clouds and a stray sprinkle can't be ruled out here. i think most of us will be dry today. when we look at the futurecast, you'll see the mountains getting the rain showers but little if any of that actually
making it east of the ridge stops. the ridge stops with the cold air moving in could even be wet snow showers mixing in and that stray sprinkle. that's about it. tomorrow we'll get rid of the wind. it's really going to be a wise wednesday around here before a colder weekend. 57, breezy this afternoon. going to hit the high around lunch time or so with a mix of sun and clouds. tonight we're dipping into the 30s. tomorrow very nice day, 54, lighter wind. then a yellow alert day on thursday for the afternoon showers because that could certainly slow down your commute home on thursday afternoon. still mild at 53 but colder by friday with a high of 44 with a passing shower or flurry. then blustery this weekend. the ravens are home. that's why they're on the seven- day. they have a high of 43. skins up in philly are only going to be around 40. let's check in with monika samtani here at 6:19. she's got timesaver traffic. an update on the outer loop in montgomery county. a multivehicle accident is what we're talking about on the outer loop after connecticut avenue.
i was just looking at the cameras. everything was just cleared out of the road. look at all the red behind me. the damage is double. we'll start off with a live look -- is done. we'll start off with a live look. the lanes are open on the utter loop after connecticut avenue. you see a few flashing lives left over on the shoulder -- lights left over on the shoulder. further on the east side of the beltway here in college park, it's fine. brake lights begin at new hampshire avenue. it's essentially jammed from that point through silver spring heading for connecticut avenue. now the pace is beginning to improve. let's go back over to our maps, this time to the inbound side of i-66. there's an accident right here after the fairfax county parkway. two center lanes are blocked. it's already very heavy getting through that area. the pace improves right after the accident where the lanes open up. we'll also take a live look at the northbound side of i-95. heavy and steady through springfield trying to get on to 395 and up into landmark. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:25. back to you, andrea and mike.
coming up on 6:21. roughly 15% of us will do this during the holiday season. is it a, rewrap an old gift, b, watch a holiday themed movie or c, shop on christmas eve? >> one of our facebook friends jean wrote c, shop on christmas eve. great deals and everyone is nice. when i was a kid santa brought the tree on christmas eve. >> log on to the fan page. leave your response. we'll have more of your responses and the correct answer in about 30 minutes.
welcome back. 6:24. your weather first. just a touch of fog, especially toward our west around the mountains where a dense fog advisory is in effect for areas like cumberland and martinsburg and charlestown. that goes until 9:00 this morning. a little fog toward warrenton and culpeper and orange as well but they're not under the advisory. some the visibilities can be a
quarter mile or less. breezy today. fog will be gone quickly as temperatures go into the mid- to upper 50s and just a slight chance after sprinkle. andrea and mike, over you to. >> thanks, howard. martin score saysy is teaming up with a film about president clinton. >> clinton gives the project his blessings saying leshare his perspective on his years as president and his work in the years since. still ahead, overnight police activity at an apartment complex in adelphi. police barricade there is now over. >> what police are doing to make sure that people get back to their homes safely. we'll have that story for you. 6:25. here's monika with a look at traffic. >> outer loop of the beltway after connecticut avenue, accident activity now on the shoulder but delays. it is jammed from at least new hampshire avenue westbound on 495 right through silver
spring. details on that coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news. stay with us.
we're back at 6:30. this is always the place to get your weather first. here's a live look at the white house. we can see it because the fog isn't as dense as it was yesterday. and it is 49 degrees but you will still need a little jacket. thank you for starting your day with us. good morning. i'm andrea roane. >> after all winter is only three days away. i'm mike hydeck. good morning. howard is on the weather terrace. he says we will see cold usher in just in time for the calendar change. meteorological winner begins december 21. it is on the cool side here but nothing like what i'm expecting as we head toward friday and the weekend when some colder air moves in. here's a look at your day plan
forethis tuesday morning -- for this tuesday morning. still rather dark. by noon we'll be 56 degrees. we've got temperatures which will be only about 57, 58 for that high. by 5:00 52. and we will see just a stray sprinkle. looks like there's annual isolated one not -- an isolated one not far from winchester. visibilities are much better than yesterday. a low toward culpeper and southeast pennsylvania but around here, we're looking 9 miles at national airport. showers overnight have quickly pushed through the region but a few new ones out in west virginia might just survive the trip over the mountains. as mike said, i'm need a jacket. we're in the 40s and low 50s. let's go to monika samtani where the traffic news not nearly as good as the weather news. >> it's not. really expecting all the major thoroughfares right now that you come in on the beltway north of town and 66 coming in from the west. let's start off with the north side of town where on the outer loop of the beltway an accident after connecticut avenue was cleared. you can see that it's just the red left over but that's a lot
of red for you. let's take a live look at university boulevard on the outer loop. it's jammed just like this. new hampshire avenue past university toward connecticut before the pace improves. that accident again sitting on the shoulder. back to the maps, this time on the inbound side of i-66. there's an accident right before route 123. i'm going to say you're going about 11 miles an hour. let's take a live look there on our traffic camera. traffic land camera at route 50. it's a good indication of what it looks like trying to get inbound this morning because of the accident near route 123. now let's go over to the northbound side of 395 jammed from edsall toward duke street where there's now an accident in the roadway as well. i'll be back with details once again at 6:43. back to you guys. >> thank you, monika. see you then. 6:32 now. time to see what our partners at cbs news is covering. >> charlie rose is in new york. we want to say good morning to you but also congratulations to the cbs team. it was a tough story but the covering was excellent from -- coverage was excellent through from friday through and i'm
sure this morning's shows. >> andrea and mike, thank you very much. it is the most popular rifle in america. we'll take a closer look at the ar-15 and how it is now at the center of the nation's gun debate. what kind of gun control action is really possible? we'll ask the former chief of staff chicago mayor rahm emmanuel. and the best ways you can help the community. that and more when we see you at 7:00. >> we'll be watching. thank you. time now for the latest on the developing story out of adelphi, maryland. >> police had an apartment complex surrounded there all morning long. that scene is clearing now. delia goncalves is live. are police filling in any more details yet, delia? >> reporter: details are sketchy at this point, still very early on. police aren't telling us a whole lot of information but we do know at 5:45 this morning, that barricade situation came to a peaceful end. the armed suspect we're told was rushed to the hospital for, quote, evaluation. we don't know much more beyond that, but we can tell you no
shots were fired and that the weapon has been recovered. police are not telling us much more but take a look at the scene. you can see it's clearing now at this point. the area around the avery park apartments reopened to traffic. you can see that some morning commuters are heading for work. residents who were evacuated from their homes are now beginning to return to their homes. police, though, still investigating. we know this started around 10:30 last night. this suspect hold up in that apartment for more than seven hours. it started at 10:30 when police were trying to serve an arrest warrant. not much detail but we can tell residents that this situation has come to a peaceful end. back to you. >> one question before you go. have they given you any indication on whether or not they're going to release information later this morning? have they set a time for a news conference or haven't even said that? >> reporter: they haven't said that. we asked several questions whether the suspect is a male or female, if the suspect livers inside the home.
still -- lives insides the home. still a lot of unanswered questions. we'll stay on top of police and send you that information as soon as we get it. >> thanks, delia, live in adelphi, maryland this morning. continuing our top news story, the children of newtown, connecticut will be going back to school today, all except for the sandy hook elementary school students. the first two funerals for children killed in the shootings were held monday. there will be two hor funerals -- more funerals today. friends and family said goodbye to noah pozner and jack pinto. jack's family said he was a huge giants fan. he was buried in the jersey of his favorite player victor cruz. noah was described as smart, gentle and rambunctious. his best friend was his twin sister who survived the shooting. she was in another classroom. >> you try to find some words you hope will be adequate knowing they'll be inadequate and you see little coffins and your heart has to ache. >> president obama met with some of his cabinet members monday to talk about what can
be done to protect americans from mass shootings, including new gun control laws. it is possible the president could enact some gun rules through executive orders. however, some changes would require congressional help. it's just about the magazines. everybody keeps talking about how you can have so many bullets in one magazine. >> rapid fire, just keep going, going, going. >> i think it's interesting more and more like senator mark warner and the other gentleman from west virginia are talking about they have an a+ rating from the nra yet they say we're talking about children here and time to change. >> exactly. then you have others on the other side who say the answer may have been to arm the teachers. it's not the wild west. if you arm the teaches are, they still would have to lock up the guns. >> because you have students in the school. how are you going to get to a weapon quickly enough. >> that's probably not itself best solution at all-- >> not the best solution at all. many of us are talking about gun control after what
happened. that usually is the case and has an immediate impact on gun sales. suddenly the stores have more than they can handle. the owner of a one store explain it is this way. >> what you're seeing today is the very fact that the american people fear that their government is going to prohibit them from doing what is currently lawful and legal. and their response to that is to do what's lawful and legal and purchase what they can purchase. >> at the gun center, semiautomatic assault style rifles were very popular despite the price tag, some of them more than $4600. in maryland these rifles are cash and carry meaning you can buy one with a basic instant background check. no waiting period. wall mart has pulled the bushmaster patrolman's car buying m4a3 weapon from its website. google's searching of bass pro shops and dick's sporting goods also found they appeared to
have pulled the bushmasher 223 caliber from their online stores. the u.s. postal service has created an outlet taking calls for days from people wanting to send letters and packages and drawings from children from around the nation but where do they send them? monday the postal service dedicated a post office box to that town. if you would like to send your own condolences, the address is p.o. box 3700, newtown, connecticut 06470. the newtown post office is expecting an enormous amount of mail from this. in other news this morning, a story with gun violence. one man is rushed to the hospital with gunshot wounds following a home invasion in forth washington this morning. police say several armed men stormed the home near camelot way. they demanded money and jewelry. police say the homeowner was shot in the back during a
scuffle. we are told his injuries are not life-threatening. the nation's director of national intelligence plans to stay in his position next year. a senior u.s. official confirms that president obama has asked james claptory stay on for a second term. -- clapper to stay on for a second term. at 6:39, time for another your money report. >> millions of credit card customers could be on the lookout for a little do ra me. $435 million is owed in refunds to nearly six million customers. this is as a result of a government crackdown on what the government calls deceptive credit card practices. the refunds range from three bucks to $300. it should show up on your monthly statement soon. prosecutors say wall street swindler bernie madoff's brother deserves to spend ten years in prison for his role in madoff's ponzi scheme. peter madoff is scheduled to be
sentenced thursday. prosecutors say he failed to stop his brother from windsling billions of dollars -- windsling billions -- swindling billions of dollars from investors. howard will have our forecast first coming back. winders expected to be a -- wind expected to be a bit of a issue. >> keep it right here. news back in two minutes.
good morning. welcome book to 9news now. 6:44. a lot of people getting ready to head out the door, off to school, off to work. it's mild outside. >> 40s, even low 50s south and east of town. much better than yesterday. just a hint of fog in a few spots north and west of town. other than that, the breeze is going to be the story this afternoon. my wife says what kind of weather will it be when i run this afternoon. well, eight going to be in the 50s but -- it's going to be in
the 50s but breezy. our bus stop forecast this morning, about to head out, the little one abouts to head out? -- ones about to head out? give them a jacket. 40s and 50s but not too cold or breezy yet. sunrise at 7:22. we do have a touch of fog. you're seeing it south and west of town with visibilities in culpeper and warrenton about the orange we're seeing here. there is a dense fog advisory in western maryland out toward charms town, jefferson county, west virginia. visibilities not horrible there as well. and southeast pennsylvania got some fog but much, much better than yesterday. looking at the day planner, temperatures will be climbing into the mid, maybe upper 50s before the cooler air starts to move in. by 3:00 55. by 6:00 we're looking at 50. rain showers last night, they're up in new england. even turning to snow in northern new england. but there's another piece of energy coming through ohio, kentucky and west virginia. we're going to have to watch that i think it will give us a few clouds. any sprinkles, most of it should stay in the mountains but you see the bulk of it here
into west virginia. however, a couple of returns coming through. charms town, cape -- charles town, cabletown and jefferson county moving toward the east. may be a couple of sprinkles out there. otherwise a quiet morning and chilly morning but not as cold as it should be 506789 in luray. 54 fredericksburg. the cold epps spots are in the -- coldest spots are in the lower 40s. average high is 46. as far as the winds they're starting to kick in far western maryland and west virginia. a gust in petersburg right now at 43. i'm going to step out of the way. this is a cool looking sky in tysons corner this morning. we're about a half-hour before the sunrise. a couple of clouds in there. that's just neat. 49 degrees on our michael & son weather camera with partly cloudy conditions. dew point is 47. so not too much of a spread. the humidity high but that dew point number, watch that thing drop big time as the drier air moves in for the next day and a half before we see more rain chances come thursday. but today the winds will kick
up. maybe mountain snow showers but other than a passing sprinkle here, i think it will be a relatively quiet day. looking at your forecast, 57 this afternoon, breezy, mix of sun and clouds, sprinkles mostly in the mountains. tonight lows in the 30s. it will be a cold night but a beautiful wednesday for this time of year, 54. thursday we're going to go with a yellow alert because the showers in the afternoon could slow you down for the ride home. mild, 53. then much colder by friday, a sprinkle or flurry, 44. then blustery this weekend. haven't used that word much this season with highs only in the low 40s. let's check in at 6:47 with monika samtani, timesaver traffic. going to pack the patience. >> oh, yeah. as if the list wasn't already bad, it's guess worse. a water main break in arlington closes columbia pike from thomas street to wakefield street. arlington is telling us that's going to be that way throughout the morning rush hour. now let's take a look at the beltway on the north side of town. this hasn't happened in a while, but this morning it's
getting from bad to worse, although the accident on the outer loop after connecticut avenue was cleared. i would say 20 minutes ago. look at that. you're going maybe 5 miles an hour leaving 95 or maybe even as far back as college park past georgia avenue. let's take a live look on our chart camera right now and jammed through the area here. back to the maps. this time over to the west side of town. inbound 66, you're going about 8 miles an hour leaving centreville all the way past route 50 where there was an accident as well. let's take a live look outside if you're planning to head northbound on 95. very slow and heavy through springfield up past edsall road near duke street where there's accident cleanup as well. i'll have more on traffic coming up at 6:58. not that i want to hear it, guys. back to you. >> thank you, monika. it is 6:48. a new study finds that radio waves may be an effective way to control high blood pressure. research published in the journal circulation looked at patients who weren't responding to medications. it found that directing radio waves of the nerves around the
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welcome back. 6:54. your weather first. a mix of sun and clouds today. sprinkles in the mountains. one or to might make it toward
the metro. generally dry. mid- to upper 350s for highs and -- 50s for highs and becoming quite breezy in just a few hours. in news before you go, police had an apartment complex surrounded in adelphi. delia goncalves is live with the changing details. >> reporter: that's right. the barricade situation here in adelphi has come to a peaceful end. it started around 10:30 last night when u.s. marshals tried issuing an arrest warrant here at the avery park apartments. the suspect at 5:45 was taken to the hospital for evaluation. no gunshots fired. his weapon has been recovered. residents evacuated have been allowed back inside. the area reopened to traffic. mike, annual dray ya, back to -- andrea, back to you. the time is 6:55. >> plenty to talk about when we come back. , plus weather and traffic. keep it here.
we want to tell you about some special holiday cheer for a group of youngsters in the district. delegate eleanor holmes norton will welcome more than 200 disadvantaged district children to her 22nd annual d.c. children's christmas party on the hill. they'll be getting gifts and lunch as well as a visit from santa and mrs. claus. >> that's so nice. i don't have such nice news. on the outer loop of the beltway it's jammed basically
from college park through silver spring. the accident after connecticut avenue was cleared. we'll go to the northbound side of i-95. again very slow and heavy right through springfield trying to get up toward duke street where the accident was moved. same story over to 66 on traffic land. an accident near route 50 caused this delay. >> looks like christmas lights on the highway. >> all lit up for sure. next on cbs this morning, they're talking about the weapon that was used in the tragedy in newtown, connecticut. several lawmakers are turning to push for stronger gun laws. howard and i will be back in just 25 minutes with a live update on traffic and wept gler watch out for the wind -- weather. >> watch out for the winds today. get updates on news, weather and traffic on see you back here tomorrow morning at 4:25. hope you have a great day, everybody.